OT: Netbeans ported to JFX?

Doug Schaefer dschaefer at qnx.com
Fri Jul 11 13:48:50 UTC 2014

Interesting. This is why Tom Schindl and I feel the SWT port to JavaFX is so important. It would be hard for a Swing app to migrate, but if we can get a good SWT port working, we could bring the entire Eclipse plug-in collection over, including the IDE. And then people could easily switch their plug-ins over to pure JavaFX as they see the benefit.

The only thing missing is a community to help build that. But hopefully the JavaFX community will see how important this is. And this thread shows we recognize the issue at least, i.e., need real exemplary desktop apps to prove the framework.

From: openjfx-dev [openjfx-dev-bounces at openjdk.java.net] on behalf of Chris Nahr [chris.nahr at gmail.com]
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Subject: Re: OT: Netbeans ported to JFX?

I asked Geertjan Wielenga about a possible JavaFX rewrite of NetBeans
back in March, and he said that although they'll keep pulling in JavaFX
features such as WebView on a case-by-case basis, a total rewrite is not
going to happen. So the IDE is going to remain Swing-based.

Link to the Twitter conversation:

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